Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science This book is the definitive guide for a trauma-burdened age. With profound empathy and meticulous research, the author shines a long-overdue light on the PTSD epidemic affecting todayâ€™s fractured world. PTSD goes far beyond the horrors of war and is an inescapable part of all our lives. At any given moment, more than six million soliders are suffering with PTSD. The author demonstrates the ways this disorder cuts to the heart of life, interfering with oneâ€™s capacity to love, create, and workâ€”incapacity brought on by a complex interplay between biology, genetics, and environment. Beyond the struggles of individuals, PTSD has a tangible imprint on our cultures and societies around the world.